Janus Motorcycle

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Janus Motorcycle

Post by Bendog02760 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:06 pm

Anyone ever hear about these? Always been a fan of board track style bikes....some nice riding videos..

https://www.janusmotorcycles.com/journa ... untry+Trip
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by BigJames » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:52 pm

talk to harryball. think his son is buying one.
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by Bendog02760 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:58 pm

Thanks!
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Post by harryball » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:59 pm

Yep, check out our most recent video on YouTube on the GoneUraling channel. We pick it up this coming Monday when I pick up my 2017 M70.

He loves it. I'll have to say I was surprised too, seems a solid bike and bigger than it looks.
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by Bendog02760 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:23 pm

harryball wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:59 pm

He loves it. I'll have to say I was surprised too, seems a solid bike and bigger than it looks.
Nice video all around, love my 2012 but haven’t ruled out an injection GU in future. Gas cap unfortunately caused him unnecessary worry, please update at some point how he’s enjoying the new ride....thanks. :cheers:
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by dogboy443 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:39 pm

Single stroke, what CC is it, 500?
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Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:06 pm

Single stroke, what CC is it, 500?
Chinese clone of a 250cc Honda engine.

I'm intrigued by these bikes. The nostalgic styling and light weight appeal to me, plus the ultra customization available is really neat. I wonder how they would handle my 225-pounds and fit my 6-feet-2-inches? 🤔
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by Bendog02760 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:18 am

Same concern, prefer NOT looking like this guy... Their website shows co-owner going cross country on one and the other drawback is its a hard tail. But for $8.g, 2 yr warranty they have some appeal...
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by propwash » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:23 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Single stroke, what CC is it, 500?
Chinese clone of a 250cc Honda engine.

I'm intrigued by these bikes. The nostalgic styling and light weight appeal to me, plus the ultra customization available is really neat. I wonder how they would handle my 225-pounds and fit my 6-feet-2-inches? 🤔
One of the co-founders has greater dimensions than you and he rides them.

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Post by hotflash44 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:35 am

never seen nor heard of a Janus motorcycle,went to their site very cool looks like the old early 1900s era bikes that the boys on American Pickers show are always looking to buy. love to own one, but think aesthetically speaking , a old fat guy like myself would look very odd,like a 300lb guy looks okay on a Harley and maybe a Ural ,but not on this bike.IMO :cheers:
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Post by Burt1713 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:13 pm

I’ve seen one at Heindl’s open house (I believe last year) they look good and seem well constructed. I’ve never ridden one though. I may visit their shop this summer, I think it’s only a couple of hours from me.
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by harryball » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:39 pm

Burt1713 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:13 pm
I’ve seen one at Heindl’s open house (I believe last year) they look good and seem well constructed. I’ve never ridden one though. I may visit their shop this summer, I think it’s only a couple of hours from me.
My son is taking that one home with him tomorrow.
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by propwash » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:39 pm

Congrats to your son; they are fun bikes.

I would recommend checking the jet size in the carb and getting the proper tool for valve adjustments (crude to use pliers or an adjustable wrench).
If this is a EPA compliant bike, I believe the jet size will be 34 and several of us have found 40-42 much better for starting, of idle, etc. The 34 will run OK, but kick starting is difficult and with the 34, cold starts require a lengthier time with the choke engaged.
The jets are a bit odd, so here is a link (also a link to the correct tool):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Keihin-Carbure ... Sw~qNZfXSN
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10MM-ENGINEERI ... SwVlda3oCR

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Post by Burt1713 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:14 pm

harryball wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Burt1713 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:13 pm
I’ve seen one at Heindl’s open house (I believe last year) they look good and seem well constructed. I’ve never ridden one though. I may visit their shop this summer, I think it’s only a couple of hours from me.
My son is taking that one home with him tomorrow.
That is a good looking bike.
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Re: Janus Motorcycle

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:52 am

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